Saturday, May 15, 2010

Surprising Differences in Kids' Foods and Products: The 1940s Versus Today

Pictured:  The Pure Baby's brothers enjoy an organic, healthy snack with a sweet friend :)

Common Childhood Foods and Products of the 1940s and of Today

The 1940s                                                  

White toothpaste
Corn Flakes
Toast with butter and jam
Real cocoa
Real whipped cream
Cod Liver Oil
White powder or non-flavored liquid medicine
Sample School Lunch:
- meatloaf
- fresh mashed potatoes
- vegetable
- milk
- cupcake made from scratch
Sample school beverage:  water from the drinking fountain
Candy at school a few times a year, for class parties


Multi-colored toothpaste with sparkles
Instant Oatmeal (often with surprising ingredients)
Froot Loops, Trix, Fruity Pebbles, etc.
Pop Tarts
Cocoa made with artificial colors and flavors
Cool Whip
Flintstone vitamins with artificial colors and flavors
Bright pink bubble-gum flavored chewable or liquid medicine
Sample School Lunch:
 - Highly processed foods with many artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
 - No vegetable
 - Chocolate milk with artificial flavors
Sample School Beverage:  Sodas consisting of artificial colors, artificial flavors, caffeine, aspartame, etc.
Candy, consisting of artificial colors and flavors, given out frequently by the teachers

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